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Join us this November 7-10, 2013 for the inaugural Lake Superior Storm Festival — a celebration of Superior’s wild side. There’s nothing quite like a November gale — wind howling, icy waves lashing the rocks, a shiver of awe running down your spine. Treat yourself to a storm-season retreat before the bedlam of the holidays begins. This event honors the power and wild beauty of the Big Lake. More happenings are being added constantly, so check back soon!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thurs, Nov. 7 TBD Fri, Nov. 8 6:30-9 p.m. Stone Harbor’s Taking Fashion by Storm Make merry and be inspired by the latest fall outdoor and lifestyle styles. Fashion shenanigans begin at 7:15. Wine, cheese and sweets provided. @ Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, Grand Marais 7 p.m. Call-In Themed Trivia Tune your radio to 90.7 FM or click to WTIP.org to hear a special themed edition of Small Change, Cook County’s own live call-in trivia show. Think you know the answer? Call 218-387-1070 to play. Sat, Nov. 9 11 a.m. Wave Dash You’ve probably heard of a “polar plunge.” Wave Dash takes the idea one step further — literally. You don’t just dunk in Lake Superior — you run into it. That’s right. Take a quick, chilly dash into Lake Superior, contribute to a good cause, and win bragging rights for life. Afterward, warm up with cocoa and a roaring fire. Changing rooms, towels and refreshments provided. @ Lutsen Resort, Lutsen Suggested $10 donation to Cook County Food Shelf 1 p.m. The White Hurricane of 1913 In a suite overlooking Lake Superior, hear local expert Jim Shinners tell the story of the deadliest storm in Great Lakes history. @ Lutsen Resort, Lutsen 4 p.m. Seasons of the North Shore By the East Bay in Grand Marais, photographer Paul Sundberg will share images and stories of the North Shore, highlighting wildlife, scenery and — of course — storms. @ East Bay Suites, Grand Marais 7 p.m. Superior Songwriters Shindig An open mic night featuring the music of the Big Lake. Enjoy themed drinks and specials, too. P.S. Calling all musicians (amateurs welcome)! Bring your instrument and perform a song inspired by Lake Superior and receive a free StormFest shirt or fleece beanie. Original songs highly encouraged. @ Location: Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub, near Grand Marais
Plus more live music Sun, Nov. 10
Noon-6 p.m. Beacon Lighting to Commemorate the Loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald @ Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors All Weekend
Whether the lake is stormy or serene, we invite you to: • Tune your radio to WTIP Radio (90.7 FM) or listen online for special storm-themed programming • Build your own lighthouse contest at East Bay Suites, Grand Marais • Flex your creative muscles at the Make the Lake Open Studio Session, check out the mysterious storm painting, and add your gale tale (real or invented — you decide!) to the Storm Story Book at Threads and The Garage, Grand Marais • Sample special-edition fudge at Gunflint Mercantile, Grand Marais • Chow down on a new pie flavor (created especially for StormFest!) at The Pie Place Cafe, Grand Marais • Complete the StormFest scavenger hunt • Check the wave forecast and explore the Storm-Lover’s Corner at the Grand Marais Visitor Information Center • See the “Frozen Photographers” exhibit at Johnson Heritage Post and the Members Show at the Grand Marais Art Colony • Make a reindeer-leather Saami friendship bracelet or other traditional northern craft with a workshop at North House Folk School • Hike to a spectacular Superior vista • And more!